User:Maarten Botterman

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Maarten Botterman

Maarten Botterman has been active in development of projects and policies that explore the potential of ICT and Internet technologies for societal applications since 1987. At the end of the ‘80s he was involved with implementation of integrated online office environments thus allowing new ways of working together within an office environment. In the ’90s, his focus was on making best use of technologies to make effective work possible at other locations than the office alone (telework), starting with a telework pilot for the Dutch public service and ultimately by facilitating the debate at European level as Scientific officer for the European Commission.

Since, the focused moved to include dependability of networks, security of networks and information systems, privacy and data protection, Internet of Things and Internet governance.

Maarten Botterman is Director on the Board of ICANN, Director of GNKS Consult ( and active in global Internet development issues, currently acting as Chairman of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet of Things (, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NLnet Foundation ( Until July 2016, he was Chairman of the Board of the Public Interest Registry (,He always has been fascinated by the interaction between (internet) technology and society and spend most of his career in “getting the best out of it”.

Since 2006, he has been actively involved in EU policy on RFID and Internet of Things, in a series of projects, currently as partner in the EU sponsored project Smart Action ( responsible for the policy aspects of IoT developments. With the DC-IoT he has delivered a statement on IoT Good Practice Policies for the global meeting of the 10th IGF in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, November 2015 (see . Maarten can be reached at